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November 15, 2007

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themarshallplan

I don't understand why Sanchez would leave her congressional seat to make a quixotic run for governor. Every elected statewide Democrat plus Antonio Villar and Newsome, want to run, and they have a heck of alot more resources and name recognition than she does. The only explanation I can think of is that she a.) Believes the hype published by the media and especially hippie bloggers that she took down some evil white Republican in an overwhelming rightwing Republican Orange County district, b.) She knows that she will be beat by Tran, and doesn't want to go out that way, or c.) both a & b.

Quang

The 2000 gerrymandering geographically divided the Vietnamese community between Dana and Loretta's adjacent congressional districts. Santa Ana is in Loretta's and Garden Grove is split. Westminster is in Dana's and most of Anaheim in Loretta's. Thus the Vietnamese vote in the 47th CD may not be as strong when compared to the 1st SD. No GOP candidate has come within double digits of Loretta in the general election since the 1996 B-1 Bob vs. Loretta's 984 alleged votes. Tan Nguyen suffered the most lopsided race in history against Loretta (62%).

Why do you think that specific gerrymandering took effect? Yes, someone saw the potential collective Vietnamese voting bloc in central OC and took the necessary step to make sure her seat would remain safe, at least against a strong non-Dem Vietnamese candidate.

killerjoe

Just think lorretta has all the undocumented workers double secret vote. She is as good as gold.

Anon

Quang's comment is particularly interesting considering that Ed Royce, David Dreier, and Jim Brulte drew the lines.

OC FIreStorm

Lorretta is HOT!

d'Anconia

Quang-

I beg to differ. You haven't looked at the ROV data for this district in a long time if you don't think a strong Vietnamese candidate can defeat Loretta. Using Tan Nguyen as a pre-cursor to what would happen to Tran is ludicrous. Van is well respected across party lines and close to half of the 47th is in the 68th. He also has the support of the local Republican party, overwhelming support in the Vietnamese community and a ground operation that has proved very effective time after time.

Let me be clear about that though: only a strong REPUBLICAN Vietnamese candidate with VERY HIGH name ID can beat Loretta.

Only one other district in Orange County is more vulnerable to the Democrats than the 47th, and that is the 69th AD. I'm surprised the OCGOP hasn't found the right Vietnamese candidate to run against Solorio.

check the freeze

Maybe Loretta wants to get out of Congress before the William "refridgerator" Jefferson's trial is over for hiding cash in his freezer.

The company accused of giving the freezer bribe to Jefferson only gave to two other members - Loretta and her sister Linda.

We know what they got from Jefferson. What did the Sanchez sisters sell their vote for?

Maybe Loretta doesn't want to stay in Congress long enough for us to find out.

I still can't find any confirmation that she even returned the check like she claims.

Boat People

All Vietnamese-American voters (1.5 Million) will vote for Loretta because she is anti-communist.

Loretta supports human rights and freedom for Vietnam and she has demonstrated it with actions.

Boat People:
Are you kidding right? All Vietnamese voters will vote for whom? What has Loretta done for Vietnamese voters in the last 10 years beside showing up in VN? Did she bring any jobs? any projects? any program? What actions Loretta has demonstrated do you refer to? Please be specific. Thanks.

Tom Sebourn

Loretta is a perfect represenitive for California. She speaks the language and listens to the people in her district. Far better that she move up than her predecessor, B-1 Bob Dornan. Since the federal government has gotten into the business of federalizing private risk, ( while at the same time keeping proffits private), who would be better than someone that understands the social effects of the new republican economy to lead us in this new socialism?
Thank god we didn't go for the privitize Social Security scam.
There would be starving old people all over the Country

Minutewoman

Loretta is representing the minority, mainly Mexicans. Are they voting for her because she has Mexican background, or because of her body? or because of her voice? Maybe because she is pretty for some people, but is that what you are electing? I would vote for someone that did something for our people and for our children. She is has been a Congresswoman for 12 years. What did she do for our Community? For the people that voted for her. Or are the people that continue voting for her stupid or am I wrong?

We live by what our representatives do and the ones who don't do anything should be FIRED

Minutewoman

Loretta is representing the minority, mainly Mexicans. Are they voting for her because she has Mexican background, or because of her body? or because of her voice? Maybe because she is pretty for some people, but is that what you are electing? I would vote for someone that did something for our people and for our children. She is has been a Congresswoman for 12 years. What did she do for our Community? For the people that voted for her. Or are the people that continue voting for her stupid or am I wrong?

We live by what our representatives do and the ones who don't do anything should be FIRED

Activist

It is crazy that there are many people voting for Loretta. Many schools have closed their doors to our Hispanic children. Hospitals were closed. What about fighting against Illegal Immigration. What about no Drivers License for Mexicans, or about our housing needs? This is proof that she never did anything for us, the ones who supported her. It is better to get rid of her.

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